To compare it to the digital revolution in stills that happened about a decade earlier :
I think of the big bulky Red One like the Kodak-modified-Nikon-film-SLR frankenrigs of the late 90s.
I think of Epic/Scarlet as the Nikon D1, the first legitimate, integrated, useful package that makes it practical. But it was very much an experiment ahead of its time. The sensor technology wasn't really ready for what Nikon wanted it to do, the workflow-related companies hadn't caught up to what Nikon wanted to do, etc.
I pre-ordered a D1x the instant it was announced, and then the D2x the instant it was announced, and the same with the D700. It wasn't until the D700 that technology matured to the point that I didn't feel the need to replace it the instant I had that option.
I'm waiting for Red's "D700."